TOXICITY BEHAVIORS IN ORGANIZATIONS: STUDY OF RELIABILITY AND VALIDITY OF TOXIC EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCES SCALE

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Bektas, Meral ; Erkal, Pinar (2015)
  • Publisher: PressAcademia
  • Journal: (issn: 2148-6689, eissn: 2148-6689)

In toxic organizations which are mostly destructive instead of being constrictive towards its employees, toxicity behaviors emerge as a result of the formal and informal relationships. Toxicity behaviors are often negatively affect motivation, job satisfaction or performance of the employees in workplace. Basic toxicity behaviors in organizations are: extreme jealousy, biting words, emphasis  superiority emphasis, getting angry, offending employees, strict control, heavy job workload, limited jobs, limited working areas and limited superior-subordinate relationships. The aim of this study is to determinate toxicity behavior resources in organizations and to examine reliability and validity of toxic emotional experience scale.The result of this study has emerged that, toxic organizations, toxic managers, toxic communication channels or toxic employees can be a source of toxicity behaviors in organizations. To demonstrate how employees are affected by these toxicity behaviors; Keifer and Barclay (2012)’s toxic emotional experiences scale is translated into Turkish and the validity and reliability of the scale has been tested by using SPSS 17.0 and 9.1 lisreal programs. These analyses demonstrate that the scale has a satisfactory level of reliability and validity for Turkish employees and can be used in subsequent studies. The scale is consists of 14 items and three factors. These factors are psychologically recurring emotions, disconnecting emotions and draining emotions.
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